1975 Lancia Beta vs. 1998 Mazda 323

To start off, 1998 Mazda 323 is newer by 23 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Lancia Beta. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Lancia Beta would be higher. At 1,999 cc (4 cylinders), 1998 Mazda 323 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1975 Lancia Beta (115 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 44 more horse power than 1998 Mazda 323. (71 HP @ 4500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1975 Lancia Beta should accelerate faster than 1998 Mazda 323. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Mazda 323 weights approximately 45 kg more than 1975 Lancia Beta.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1975 Lancia Beta (176 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 46 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Mazda 323. (130 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1975 Lancia Beta will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Mazda 323.

Compare all specifications:

1975 Lancia Beta 1998 Mazda 323
Make Lancia Mazda
Model Beta 323
Year Released 1975 1998
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1999 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 115 HP 71 HP
Engine RPM 5500 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 130 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 86 mm
Engine Stroke Size 90 mm 86 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 8.9:1 21.7:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1060 kg 1105 kg
Vehicle Length 4290 mm 4400 mm
Vehicle Width 1660 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1330 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2550 mm 2620 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L 55 L


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